Leptis Magna (Libya)

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Leptis Magna (Libya)

Post by Witness » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:43 am

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The site.

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Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus (11 April 145 – 4 February 211), born there, died in York while preparing to invade Scotland.

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Aureus minted in 193 by Septimius Severus, to celebrate XIIII Gemina Martia Victrix, the legion that proclaimed him emperor.

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Theater, partly financed by Annobal Tapapius Rufus, who had already built the city's market, the Macellum.

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Medusa (locally venerated) from the Severan forum.

Documentary describing the site, why it is so well conserved, local life, the port, &c.:

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Wikipedia page for Severus (had a busy life!): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septimius_Severus